Hans Van Gompel qualified as a lawyer in 1990 and has always focused on business contracts, company and commercial law (for more information: www.vangompeladvocaten.be). As a lawyer, Hans started working at Loeff Claeys Verbeke (now Allen & Overy) in Brussels.
Hans studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven), where he also worked as an assistant. Hans specialised in international commercial law at the University of Paris V (D.E.S.S. Juriste d’affaires international).
Hans has successfully completed the ‘Mediation in civil and commercial cases’ training course, organised by CBR, a cooperation between the University of Antwerp and Ghent University (RUGent). He obtained his accreditation from the Federal Mediation Commission and is also a founding member of Uw Bemiddelaars (Your Mediators), an independent association of accredited mediators.